RPM for Physical Therapy
Telehealth for Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a crucial medical service for thousands of patients, from those with chronic conditions and mobility impairments to individuals recovering from surgery, illness, accidents, and strokes. The Wanda Health virtual care platform is revolutionizing physical therapy patient care through our innovative remote patient monitoring system.
RPM is ideal for patients undergoing rehabilitation, long-term physical therapy, or post-acute care, where practitioners can monitor the vital signs of each patient on an individualized basis and see whether patients are recovering or improving mobility over time.
Clients and Partners
Why RPM for Physical Therapy?
With an estimated 300 million physical therapy interactions every year in the US, the shortage of accessible care is a severe issue, with the American Physical Therapy Association reporting that there are only 95 qualified practitioners per 100,000 people. This indicates that an outpatient, remote healthcare solution is much needed.
Following proposals announced by the CMS in August 2023, the integration of physical therapy services into advanced RPM healthcare is set to transform the way clinicians deliver physical care management, with new CPT codes expected to allow providers to claim additional, separate reimbursements through dedicated remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) coding.
Our advanced digital RPM devices can track a range of relevant vital signs and measurements, including heart rate, oxygen saturation, body weight, and blood pressure, providing immediate alerts when readings fall outside of the norm or indicate a potentially developing clinical emergency.
Many physical therapy specialists prescribe stretches, exercises, lifestyle changes, and medications to assist with post-acute care, with non-adherence affecting around 56% of US physical therapy patients.
Using an RPM device to transmit readings daily to a physician or other medical professional has a marked improvement in compliance, ensuring better long-term outcomes.
Alongside tracing variances and trends in vital signs and patient symptoms, physical therapy healthcare services also use remote, convenient, and patient-centered RPM programs to verify whether patients are observing the recommended activity levels and achieving the expected progress.
Physical therapy patients with care planning to assist with recuperation from an injury, wound, or surgery are also suited to RPM tracking, where vital signs can determine whether recovery is on track or whether there are any potential complications a physician should be aware of.
Actionable insights expediting intervention management
Improves patient understanding and engagement in their treatment plan
Strengthens care coordination and reduces unplanned emergent care needs
Expands revenue potential with new reimbursable services
The Benefits of Using RPM for Physical Therapy
RPM has proven to be an excellent solution that addresses time and resource pressure for healthcare providers and removes barriers to care and professional medical support for patients with limited mobility, without access to transport, or other accessibility challenges.
Improved Long-Term Recovery Prospects: RPM devices can be deployed for short-term usage or ongoing monitoring, with patients assured that their clinician is overseeing their readings and will be able to form a big-picture view of their health status, resulting in reduced readmissions, faster recovery and rehabilitation, and better long-term outcomes.
Active Participation in Care Management: Patients are responsible for taking daily readings and can see their metrics through the virtual care platform. Rather than receiving passive care, patients are empowered and engaged and play an important role in managing their own well-being.
Convenient Care and Lower Travel Costs: Individuals enrolled in a physical therapy program report that the ability to take accurate readings from home and follow medical instructions without disruption to their routines is highly beneficial, making it easier to recover in a familiar environment.
For Healthcare Organizations
Reduced Costs of Service Delivery: RPM creates an additional income stream with higher revenues and greater sustainability. Physical therapy practitioners and clinics can engage with greater patient numbers without strain on resources and augment earnings by utilizing the growing number of CPT codes linked to RPM and RTM.
Responsive Best Practice Care: Physicians monitoring patient data through RPM services are better positioned to respond promptly to potential issues, gain insights into how well treatment plans and protocols are working, and make data-based decisions about how to ensure their care is effective and personalized.
Adaptable RPM Devices: Medical professionals and physical therapists can assign one, two, or several devices to any one patient as applicable, providing a holistic view of the patient’s recovery trajectory and widening access to physical therapy patients undergoing treatment for pain management and other underlying conditions.
See our RPM Platform in Action
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95% of patients were very satisfied using Wanda Health as part of their care management services
91% of patients followed their treatment plan using Wanda Health as part of their are management services
Who We Work With
We collaborate with a broad range of healthcare organizations, from public and private sector enterprises, hospitals, clinics, and physical therapy centers to research teams and experts in population-wide healthcare analysis. Our current partners include:
Primary care healthcare providers, including physical therapists and clinics, pain management specialists, community-based post-acute and post-hospital medical teams, and other services working with a broad range of patient cohorts.
Healthcare researchers and diagnostic centers analyzing the best approaches to physical therapy management and monitoring the outcomes of RPM to reduce the economic costs of prevalent healthcare conditions.
Clinical trials and studies assessing treatment protocols used within physical therapy and complex care for physical therapy patients with multiple underlying illnesses, diseases, or conditions that may require a coordinated healthcare approach.
Potential users looking to learn more about RPM, the evolving CPT framework relevant to physical therapy, or how our devices integrate and work in a real-time setting are welcome to get in touch to arrange a demonstration or to request further information.